jbickers has passed away September 29, 2016 12:27 PM   Subscribe

Sad news this morning: long-time mefite jbickers has passed away at 45. Here's an obituary from WFPL, one of the Louisville public radio stations he'd worked for.

For ten years jbickers has been a familiar presence on the site, chatting and goofing around in the comments and posting a lot of interesting stuff to the front page besides; he was a regular in MetaTalk, often helping organize or signal-boost fun MeFi-centric activities or just advocating some kindess; he posted a lot of varying serious and silly radio and game and art stuff to Projects, and even a little bit of music; after years of traditional radio experience, he used MeFi to help him find his way into podcasting in the last few years.

He was very much the sort of MeFite that makes MetaFilter a good place to be, and he'll be missed terribly. My condolences to everyone in the MetaFilter community who knew him.
posted by cortex to MetaFilter-Related at 12:27 PM (271 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

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posted by eamondaly at 12:32 PM on September 29, 2016


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So sad. Condolences to all who knew and loved him.
posted by terrapin at 12:33 PM on September 29, 2016


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posted by crush-onastick at 12:35 PM on September 29, 2016


This is sad; he was good. His family is good. This is terrible.
posted by Greg Nog at 12:35 PM on September 29, 2016 [10 favorites]


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posted by roomthreeseventeen at 12:36 PM on September 29, 2016


Ah, this really sucks!
posted by OmieWise at 12:36 PM on September 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


I had the pleasure to meet him and his family, and play Ticket to Ride with them in their kitchen not too long ago. It was a lovely time, and my heart just goes out to the whole family, wife, kids, and pets. He was a beloved voice on Louisville public radio, and I am sad I didn't get to know him better. He will be missed.

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posted by likeatoaster at 12:36 PM on September 29, 2016 [12 favorites]


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posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:36 PM on September 29, 2016


I was so sorry to hear this; what a loss.

This is an old AskMe of his with some nice answers: What are the most fun puzzle mysteries?
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 12:39 PM on September 29, 2016 [4 favorites]


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posted by phunniemee at 12:39 PM on September 29, 2016


I had a few drinks with him (and a couple of other MeFites) a bunch of years back when my wife and I visited Louisville. I can't claim to have known him very well, but every impression I got of him then, and after, was that he was a good man who loved his family.
posted by griphus at 12:39 PM on September 29, 2016 [5 favorites]


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Looking through his many, many quality FPPs now. Thank you for everything, James.
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posted by NoraCharles at 12:40 PM on September 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


Sad. Too young.
posted by GuyZero at 12:43 PM on September 29, 2016


I never met the man in real life but I sure recognize his name as someone who had a very positive effect on the community. My best to his friends and family.

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posted by bondcliff at 12:43 PM on September 29, 2016 [4 favorites]


And so young! How very, very sad!
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posted by ottereroticist at 12:46 PM on September 29, 2016


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My heart kinda fell out of listening to Morning Edition when he stopped hosting the local feed in the morning, because I always liked to chime back "Good Morning, Mr. Bickers!" as he said good morning.

Now my heart's kinda fell out in general. What a terrible thing to befall such a warm person.
posted by deezil at 12:46 PM on September 29, 2016 [9 favorites]


Oh, terrible.

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posted by Going To Maine at 12:49 PM on September 29, 2016


Terrible news. I always looked out for his username.

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posted by gaspode at 12:50 PM on September 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


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posted by Miko at 12:57 PM on September 29, 2016


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No!! He was such a great part of this community. Oh... he will be very missed. My love and thoughts to his family and our mefi family. Wow.
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posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:00 PM on September 29, 2016


He was very much the sort of MeFite that makes MetaFilter a good place to be, and he'll be missed terribly.

This is exactly how I feel. He was often showing up with a nice thing to say or give people advice with their own radio or podcasting questions. He was truly the MeFite's Mefite and my heart goes out to his family and close friends.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 1:00 PM on September 29, 2016 [28 favorites]


Sic Transit Gloria, Fellow Baby!
(I'll miss you so much, pal.)
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posted by EndsOfInvention at 1:08 PM on September 29, 2016


Love, comfort, and strength to his family. Far, far too soon.

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posted by batmonkey at 1:08 PM on September 29, 2016


I am going to go ahead and agree with Mr. Bicker's assessment of this year from last April:

2016 really, really sucks so far.

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posted by destructive cactus at 1:18 PM on September 29, 2016


Age 45! Three children! Damn you, 2016.

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posted by AFABulous at 1:20 PM on September 29, 2016 [5 favorites]


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posted by Iridic at 1:20 PM on September 29, 2016


James posted a few really great AskMe's, but one of the things I remember most about his posts here was his memory of Dave Brubeck.

Another of his radio bits was a constant banter with a media critic here in town, CD Kaplan (culturemaven.com). Acerbic repartee between guys who clearly like each other is good radio.

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and fuckyou2016
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posted by radioamy at 1:26 PM on September 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


Another great James on the Radio memory...

When he'd introduce this song (when it was moderately popular), he'd always deadpan that it was his favorite song before hitting play.
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(This is one of those moments where I realize that a . is inadequate to this news and the emotions it brings)
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posted by tychotesla at 1:53 PM on September 29, 2016


Heartbroken for his wife and children. He was a good man and an excellent member of this community.

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posted by Hermione Granger at 1:56 PM on September 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


How awful! He was a lovely member of this community.
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posted by tonycpsu at 2:02 PM on September 29, 2016


Way too young.

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posted by Fizz at 2:12 PM on September 29, 2016


His was a name I recognised, reliably bringing good cheer and thoughts to mefi. Vale.
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posted by the uncomplicated soups of my childhood at 2:28 PM on September 29, 2016


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So sorry to hear this. Like a lot of others, I knew his comments well. What a great example of how a person's contribution to this site can really touch others in ways you might not expect and they may well never know.
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posted by Wobbuffet at 3:17 PM on September 29, 2016


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posted by oceanjesse at 3:20 PM on September 29, 2016


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Far too young, but perhaps his family can take some solace in knowing how loved and respected he was.
posted by easily confused at 3:20 PM on September 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


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words to live by: "damnit, if Dave Brubeck can be nice and kind to me, nobody has an excuse to not be kind"
posted by Kattullus at 3:22 PM on September 29, 2016 [6 favorites]


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posted by mordax at 3:30 PM on September 29, 2016


Saddened to hear this horrible news. I loved seeing his comments here and wish I had had the chance to meet him.

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posted by Pater Aletheias at 3:37 PM on September 29, 2016


I'm so sorry.

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posted by apartment dweller at 3:38 PM on September 29, 2016


Aww, man. I'm really sorry to hear that. He was a great guy and one who really did embody a lot of what's great about MeFi.
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posted by Kwine at 3:50 PM on September 29, 2016


Oh, no! Such a huge loss. My condolences to all who loved him.
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posted by mothershock at 4:30 PM on September 29, 2016


He was a huge part of Louisville public radio for years. I had been a fan of his for a long time before I found out he was a mefite, and what an amazing mefite he was.
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posted by MsMolly at 4:40 PM on September 29, 2016


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posted by Atom Eyes at 4:47 PM on September 29, 2016


Dammit, 2016! He was one of the good ones.


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posted by worldswalker at 4:57 PM on September 29, 2016


Oh, my heart.
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posted by DingoMutt at 5:11 PM on September 29, 2016


Damnit all to hell. This sucks way too much for me to express in the moment.

My condolences to his family and friends.

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posted by pjern at 5:14 PM on September 29, 2016


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posted by rtha at 5:16 PM on September 29, 2016


We were paired up in the MeFi CD swap several years ago. When I saw this post today, I got a little teary when I remembered a message I sent him after I received his CD in the mail.
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Hey . . .

Just wanted to say: I was having a super crappy, crappy morning today. It was foggy, I was grumpy, everything was awful. On my way out the door, I randomly grabbed the MeFi Swap CD I received in the mail yesterday (from you!).

I started listening once I got into my car. I'm not sure what it was, but your mix completely turned my day around. Really truly. By the time I got to work, I was ready for the day and in a considerably brighter mood.

So, yay, and thanks!

~Wasp

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posted by BibiRose at 6:04 PM on September 29, 2016


He was very much the sort of MeFite that makes MetaFilter a good place to be, and he'll be missed terribly.

That says it so well.

This is really sad news to read. We never spoke or met, but I always noticed his comments and posts, and appreciated his presence.
posted by Dip Flash at 6:09 PM on September 29, 2016 [4 favorites]


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Condolences to the family.
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posted by zamboni at 6:59 PM on September 29, 2016


Very very sorry to hear this news. Condolences to his family and all who knew him.

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posted by arcticseal at 7:32 PM on September 29, 2016


I'm very sorry to hear this. His was one of the user names I recognised as being consistently insightful, kind and helpful.
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posted by defenestration at 8:10 PM on September 29, 2016


He was fun to listen to and work with. He was a kind soul. And he was an unrepentant Rush fan.

Dangit, we coulda been pals.

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posted by mochapickle at 8:59 PM on September 29, 2016


Damn. Condolences and sympathy to his family and friends.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:01 PM on September 29, 2016


He was always so nice, witty and intelligent. This is a great loss.

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posted by motdiem2 at 9:20 PM on September 29, 2016


Oh jeez, that's really sad news. I've always liked his comments here--he came across as a kind, smart, good-humoured person. My condolences to his family.

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posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 9:34 PM on September 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


Sorry to hear this. Sorry for his family. 2016, damn. So many good people have left us.
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posted by Mister Bijou at 2:56 AM on September 30, 2016


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posted by kitten magic at 4:43 AM on September 30, 2016


I'm so sorry. Sympathies to his friends and family.

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Fuckin 2016, man.
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posted by sammyo at 5:51 AM on September 30, 2016


So so sad. Agree with everyone who has said he was a MeFite's MeFite. I enjoyed playing Diplomacy with him.

This silly comment of his might be my favorite comment fable of all time. I never did get to treat him to an Uneven Bars.

If his wife and kids ever read this thread, I just want to let them know the he was a valued member of our community, and was well-like and respected. Take care of yourselves, I'll be thinking of you.

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posted by Rock Steady at 6:00 AM on September 30, 2016


I knew there was a relatively recent comment of his that really struck me as incredibly kind and human, so I went back and found this.

"We are with you on that note. We all have those struggles. Rest in some sort of peace."

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posted by Tevin at 6:01 AM on September 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


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posted by cooker girl at 6:21 AM on September 30, 2016


Oh, no. He seemed like such a great guy. This is a loss for our community - my heart goes out to his family right now for what must be a so much greater one.
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posted by dismas at 7:00 AM on September 30, 2016


This doubles my resolve to do the reach out to MeFites you like by MeMail thing proposed just before this in MeTa.

I got to talk to jbickers once by MeMail. He was just as nice as you thought he was.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:21 AM on September 30, 2016 [4 favorites]


Oh how awful. 45 is too too young. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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posted by Kitteh at 8:05 AM on September 30, 2016


I keep coming back to this. Part of it is the fact that jbickers and I are the same age; we have similar family situations, and I can't help worrying about them and how they are doing. Part of it is the fact that 2016 also saw the death of a former colleague of mine, who I admired deeply, at the age of 35.

Life is fragile and short.
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posted by repoman at 9:17 AM on September 30, 2016


I was always pleased to see "posted by jbickers." And I didn't know any more details about him, because his words here were enough.

Blessings and peace to his family & friends: he was a good one.
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posted by Hellgirl at 9:47 AM on September 30, 2016


What a loss. As a person sort of playing with the idea of going into podcasting, I read many of his answers to podcast-related questions. Always kind, and informative.

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posted by freezer cake at 9:48 AM on September 30, 2016


This is a terrible, aching loss for us and anyone he touched. My most heartfelt condolences to those who knew him personally.

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posted by sandettie light vessel automatic at 10:12 AM on September 30, 2016


he was a great contributor and too young. Very sad. My condolences to those who knew him.
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posted by AugustWest at 11:46 AM on September 30, 2016


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Aw man. Crud.
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posted by chonus at 2:53 PM on September 30, 2016


Every time we crossed paths here, I was glad that jbickers was a part of this community. So kind, so funny, so smart, and so gracious about sharing his thoughts. His death is a loss to MetaFilter, and to the wider world. Thank you, jbickers. I will miss you.
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:13 PM on September 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


All the more reason for us to reach out and memail each other kind words.

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I am so very sorry for the loss. To his wife and children. To his friends, and his family. And a loss for this community.

His was a username that was recognized.
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Others have expressed this much better than I could hope to. Jbickers was a name I so appreciated seeing here.
posted by bilabial at 6:29 PM on September 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'm a fellow Louisvillian who first connected with James through this site. How grateful I am to have gotten the chance to meet him. I listened to him on the radio for many years.

And now, fellow babies...

Listening to Rush in your honor tonight, James.
posted by pecanpies at 6:34 PM on September 30, 2016 [3 favorites]


So very sorry to hear this. He was a great MeFite and I enjoyed his contributions to the community.
posted by EvaDestruction at 6:50 PM on September 30, 2016


Oh damn. He was such a positive presence on the site. I am giving my loved ones extra hugs tonight. And sending a virtual hug to cortex, after reading this.
posted by beandip at 7:03 PM on September 30, 2016 [14 favorites]


dangit all to ...

I want to cry, and I want to go out and do something really kind. Maybe 3 things.
posted by julen at 10:37 PM on September 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


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One of those people you wanna be more like.
posted by From Bklyn at 11:05 PM on September 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


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The world is missing another important member (so grateful for their contributions here, and so sorry to loved ones for this terrible loss). Once again I am reminded to tell people how they have impacted my/the world when I still can (and how it can hurt when I haven't).
Thank you for talking about death and the Metafilter community and sharing this Cortex.
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posted by Defying Gravity at 12:52 AM on October 1, 2016


Way too young. I know him by his presence here because I would often read a comment and nod my head in agreement or appreciation and then look at the author, commonly it read: posted by jbickers.
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posted by peripathetic at 1:09 AM on October 1, 2016


He was such a constant, wonderful presence here. This is horrible.

Dutifully cueing up some Rush so that I can listen in tribute.

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posted by wheek wheek wheek at 4:52 AM on October 1, 2016


He was amongst our best. A kind, consistent, thoughtful contributor. I will miss his presence greatly. Please pass on any news of charities he supported, or would like supported in his memory, or donations, or any way one could help the family from afar.
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posted by zenon at 6:38 AM on October 1, 2016


Dammit all, he was one of the best who make MeFi the best of the web. Deepest condolences to his family, loved ones, and friends.
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Way too young; very sad. Condolences to his friends and family.

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That is so incredibly young.
I am sorry.
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posted by Two unicycles and some duct tape at 1:17 PM on October 2, 2016


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posted by TwoStride at 8:30 PM on October 2, 2016


I didn't know him, but always appreciated his comments. So sad for his family and for this community to be without him.

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posted by guster4lovers at 8:42 PM on October 2, 2016


While not knowing him personally, jbickers was certainly one of those well-recognized and respected names one comes to know here. Seeing "jbickers" as someone who favorited a post of yours was always a welcome sign of approval, or, at least, a signal that you did something right for once.

Shall be missed greatly.


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posted by Thorzdad at 5:51 AM on October 3, 2016 [5 favorites]


Also...45???? W.T.F?????????????
posted by Thorzdad at 5:53 AM on October 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


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So sad. Best wishes to family and friends.
posted by jaruwaan at 12:01 PM on October 3, 2016


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posted by dwbrant at 9:18 AM on October 4, 2016


I keep coming back to this thread hoping that it will be different.

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He is missed.
posted by annathea at 10:19 AM on October 4, 2016 [4 favorites]


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posted by lord_wolf at 2:08 PM on October 4, 2016


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posted by cass at 2:14 PM on October 4, 2016


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posted by ovenmitt at 3:15 PM on October 4, 2016


awww man. I often read a comment or something in passing, and liked it, and saw it was one of jbickers'.

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posted by not_on_display at 9:49 PM on October 4, 2016


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posted by DreamerFi at 4:28 AM on October 5, 2016


Tribute from CD Kaplan A guy who worked on radio with James for *years* here in Louisville.
posted by DigDoug at 7:14 AM on October 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


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posted by en forme de poire at 11:52 AM on October 5, 2016


So sad, and so young.

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posted by running order squabble fest at 1:53 PM on October 5, 2016


Oh my... I just found now the Talk post he made last year in which he mentions liking my game posts. It was right there on the front page and apparently I didn't see it.

I think I'm going to be sad for a while. Thank a bunch, jbickers. I didn't know you very well, but I know that I miss you.
posted by JHarris at 7:42 AM on October 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


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For you, man. My favorite Rush song, Subdivisions.
posted by spinifex23 at 9:02 AM on October 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


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posted by benito.strauss at 10:34 AM on October 6, 2016


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May memories of him bring peace and comfort to his family, friends, and all who knew him.
posted by SisterHavana at 1:04 PM on October 6, 2016


Really sorry to hear this. So very sad.

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posted by knapah at 10:01 AM on October 9, 2016


Oh no.

My condolences, this is sad on many levels from the personal to the communal.

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posted by jadepearl at 5:30 AM on October 19, 2016


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